It's not like we haven't seen plenty of PMPs already that sport a modicum of gaming controls
and enough pep to manage a NES or SNES emulator, but the new Gemei
X-900 sure goes the extra mile. The 4.3-inch screened device is really quite svelte, at a mere 0.6-inches thick, but you can bulk up with some dedicated controls to spice things up, which include dual analog sticks along with the usual compliment of buttons. Otherwise, it's pretty standard fare -- though the PMP does manage a small built-in camera. The screen sports a 480 x 272 resolution, there's 1GB of built-in flash memory along with an SD expansion slot, and the codec support includes FLAC, MP3, WMA for audio, along with AVI and MPEG-4 for video. Battery life isn't too shabby, at 25 hours for audio and 6 hours for video, and the usual FM tuner and voice recording are present as well. Unfortunately, CNET sez those gaming controls aren't quite as great as they look, but we suppose they really couldn't hurt. No word on price or availability, but we're probably not going to see this thing around these parts anytime soon.